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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2017Volume 055Issue 02
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Scaly, Slimy Fun in Prekindergarten
I chose this article for my collection because I want to teach Prekindergarten. I also choose this article because it’s about exploring nature. Exploring nature is an excellent way for stude... See More
I chose this article for my collection because I want to teach Prekindergarten. I also choose this article because it’s about exploring nature. Exploring nature is an excellent way for students to learn by about organisms and their environments.
New information I learned reading this article was how frogs and box turtles hibernate.
I would use the information in this article to implement a hands-on activity for my Prekindergarten classroom to learn about organisms and their environment. The Prekindergarten guidelines I would use for this lesson would be: VI.B.1.
Child observes, investigates, describes and discusses the characteristics of organisms. The child:
describes color, size, and shape of organisms, describes animals’ needs for food, water, air, and shelter or plants’ needs for water, nutrients, air, and light, compares differences and similarities of animals.
Based on my experience, I agree with the article when it states that children are losing familiarity with the natural world. Children need to academically explore their world outside the classroom.
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